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Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Greg Walker

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book considers the impact of Henry VIII’s break with Rome and the Royal Supremacy of the 1530s upon the generation of poets, playwrights, and prose-writers who lived through those events. ... More


The Signs of the World: The ‘Wondrous’ Divisions of the Early 1530s

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the increasingly public divisions between the clergy and the laity, conservatives and reformers in the early years of the English Reformation. It charts the role of literary ... More


“To Law for Our Children”: Norm and Jurisdiction in Webster, Rowley, and Heywood's Cure for a Cuckold

Bradin Cormack

in A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Focusing on Cure for a Cuckold (1624), this chapter examines the question of jurisdictional complexity internal to English law by tracking how the sea's disruptive energies implode, ... More


A Cat May Look upon a King: Four-Footed Estate, Locomotion, and the Prerogative of Free Animals

Laurie Shannon

in The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is concerned with the early modern reckonings of tails and feet, noting how an anatomical tail is present in nearly all nonhuman animals. It discusses how the notions of wagging, ... More


Tudor Household Drama: Beyond the Cognitive Turn

John J. Mcgavin and Greg Walker

in Imagining Spectatorship: From the Mysteries to the Shakespearean Stage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198768616
eISBN:
9780191821998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768616.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter looks at early-modern household drama and considers the ways in which recent cognitive theory might help us to understand the spectatorial experience. It argues that the insights of ... More


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